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More local elementary students will go back to school online More local elementary students will go back to school online
- August 06, 2020

St. Cloud Area School District 742 says they will begin the 2020-2021 school year with a hybrid learning model. Students choosing to learn remotely will learn through either E-learning courses, alternative education E-learning (students may eligible to enroll in an on-line learning model with a centrally assigned teacher) or through TVO Independent Learning Credits (ILC). (more...)
Nintendo says production of the Switch is nearly back to normal Nintendo says production of the Switch is nearly back to normal
- August 06, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 10.63 million copies in the quarter, for a total of 22.40 million copies sold worldwide. Furthermore, Animal Crossing: New Horizons accounted for over 40% of overall sell-through for Nintendo titles in Japan, the USA, and Europe for that same time. (more...)
PUBG Mobile 90fps support coming first to OnePlus phones PUBG Mobile 90fps support coming first to OnePlus phones
- August 06, 2020

Users in Mainland China, Japan, and Korea are, however, excluded. "That's exactly what we are delivering with this exclusive 90 FPS experience with PUBG MOBILE , one of the world's most downloaded mobile games.We will continue pushing mobile gaming to new levels through our industry-leading displays, powerful performance, and fast and smooth overall user experience", commented OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau. (more...)
Here's the first video kicking off TikTok rival Instagram Reels Here's the first video kicking off TikTok rival Instagram Reels
- August 06, 2020

Reels is launching in more than 50 countries today, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, India, Japan, Australia, and Brazil. The ban is over security and privacy concerns for its users. But, there is a difference: Reels is built right inside the Instagram app. As well, this isn't the first time Instagram added features taken from other apps. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy M31s goes on sale today, Amazon Prime Day special offers Samsung Galaxy M31s goes on sale today, Amazon Prime Day special offers
- August 06, 2020

The phone is also going to be available via Samsung's online shopping portal. As several rumors suggested, Samsung launched its second iteration of foldable handsets under the Galaxy series at Galaxy Unpacked. As for specifications, the Note 20 comes with a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED+ display having a resolution of 2400 x 1800 pixels. Both handsets are powered by the latest Snapdragon 865+ processor, with 8GB of RAM in the Note 20 and 12GB of RAM in the Note 20 Ultra. (more...)
Virginia organizations receive $866K to support victims of human trafficking Virginia organizations receive $866K to support victims of human trafficking
- August 06, 2020

Barr described the grants as "the first-ever federal program dedicated exclusively to providing housing for survivors of human trafficking ", and said they're part of approximately 100 million dollars in total grants that the department anticipates awarding this year to combat human trafficking. (more...)
Fortnite's JoyRide update adds cars for you to drive in the game Fortnite's JoyRide update adds cars for you to drive in the game
- August 06, 2020

So far we've seen a sports vehicle that looks a bit like a Hot Wheels toy called the " Whiplash " and a bulky truck known as the "Mudflap". Epic GamesWhere to find cars in Fortnite? These cars will spawn around the map in various locations. (more...)
Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world's 1st atomic attack Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world's 1st atomic attack
- August 06, 2020

The ceremony at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial also offered a minute of silence at exactly 8:15 a.m. local time (2315 GMT Wednesday), the time the first nuclear weapon was detonated over the city. "The only way to totally eliminate nuclear risk is to totally eliminate nuclear weapons", he said in his video message from NY for the occasion. "Today, a world without nuclear weapons seems to be slipping further from our grasp". (more...)
Twitter says Android security bug gave access to direct messages
- August 06, 2020

But, Twitter said that the bug, patched in October 2018 , only worked on Android 8 (Oreo) and Android 9 (Pie), and has since been fixed. Google is aware of the issue and founded the App Defence Alliance late a year ago with the help of security companies like ESET, Lookout, and Zimperium to help detect bad apps before they land on shelves in the Play Store. (more...)
Fall Guys broke 500000 viewers on Twitch at launch Fall Guys broke 500000 viewers on Twitch at launch
- August 06, 2020

Since launch, the servers have been overwhelmed and no wonder with this big number of players. The Fall Guys roadmap promises new DLC levels, costumes, and features . For now, Mediatonic is currently working on their first patch for the game and listening to all of the feedback and ideas from the fans. It's a battle royale style game, but you have to survive the many obstacle courses that await you. (more...)
Ninja returns to Twitch with surprise Fortnite stream, still undecided on future Ninja returns to Twitch with surprise Fortnite stream, still undecided on future
- August 06, 2020

There's obviously other people." he said, and left it at that. Even though he's been gone for more than a year on Twitch , he's still by far the most-followed user on the platform with 14.8 million. It's no surprise that those are the first two platforms he's streamed on since becoming a free agent. Rather than do that, however, most of those streamers returned to Twitch , which seems to be what Ninja is doing here. (more...)
Huge blow to Kanye's election campaign Huge blow to Kanye's election campaign
- August 06, 2020

West had submitted the petition signatures required to get on the ballot, but the signatures were challenged by a lawyer, Scott Salmon, who called them "egregiously bad, nearly to a degree insulting", Politico reports. According to Vice, those signatures were then reportedly dropped off at the election commission building by well-connected political strategist Lane Ruhland, who is also an election lawyer and former legal counsel for the state's Republican Party. (more...)
Microsoft to launch xCloud game streaming service on Sept 15 Microsoft to launch xCloud game streaming service on Sept 15
- August 06, 2020

Starting September 11, every Game Pass Ultimate subscriber will be able to stream games to their mobile phones at no extra cost. Also announced today was a new line of made-for-Xbox accessories, including the Game Pass Razer Kishi , MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller, PowerA MOGA XP7-X Plus Bluetooth Controller, 8BitDo SN30 Pro , and SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless. (more...)
How Much Will You Get In The 2nd Economic Stimulus Check? How Much Will You Get In The 2nd Economic Stimulus Check?
- August 06, 2020

The bill, while providing a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, has many distinctions from both the CARES Act and HEROES Act, including providing $500 in stimulus payments for dependents, allocating only $200 additional unemployment benefits (this may be replaced by an amount not exceeding $500 in September), permitting bonuses of up to $450 for employees who chose to return to work after being laid-off or fired, shielding businesses, schools, and hospitals from lawsuits related to COVID ... (more...)
Instagram Launches 'Uncannily Similar' TikTok Rival Instagram Launches 'Uncannily Similar' TikTok Rival
- August 06, 2020

As TikTok's future in the USA remains up in the air, Facebook Wednesday announced the official launch of rival Instagram Reels Stateside and in over 50 countries, calling it "a new way to create and discover short, entertaining videos ... (more...)
Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Note 20 smartphones Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Note 20 smartphones
- August 05, 2020

While we know the colors that the phone will be available in - Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black - Samsung only teased the folding device today. Ms Pinto said that recent price cuts made to the Galaxy S20 range would only make the new Notes a harder sell. (more...)
Mobile switches on its standalone 5G network in thousands of cities
- August 05, 2020

The acquisition has been a huge distraction and cost for T-Mobile, which has even had to promise that it will help Dish to become another competitor (by hosting them as a virtual network initially) to replace Sprint. T-Mobile brags that its 5G network is more than two times larger than AT&T's and more than 10,000 times larger than Verizon's , now covering 1.3 million square miles in more than 7,500 cities and towns across the United States. (more...)
Apple announces major updates to the 27-inch iMac Apple announces major updates to the 27-inch iMac
- August 05, 2020

Apple also announced that its 21.5-inch iMac will come standard with SSDs across the line for the first time. The update includes 10th generation processors , starting with a 3.1 GHz six-core i5 processor with boosts up to 4.5 GHz, ranging to a 3.8 GHz, 8-core i7 processor with boosts up to 5.0 GHz. (more...)
Microsoft Confirms The DualShock 4 Will Be Supported By Project xCloud Microsoft Confirms The DualShock 4 Will Be Supported By Project xCloud
- August 05, 2020

If you've already got a Game Pass Ultimate subscription, xCloud is yours too. Fortunately, you won't need a custom controller to play Xbox games on your mobile device. For games which support Project xCloud , developers will also include custom touch controls mapped to the functions of the game. We're expecting to see phone clips, travel-friendly controllers, and even controllers that attach to each side of your phone when in landscape mode (just like a certain Nintendo Switch). (more...)
Google to buy stake in ADT security Google to buy stake in ADT security
- August 05, 2020

Understandably, then, any change to a Google device that makes it more prone to activate and possibly record users is worth scrutinizing - a hard task when the update is made behind closed doors. The company operates in over 35 countries and services about 80% of USA retailers, giving Google a solid base from which to promote Nest products. The company also sells its smart home devices in Canada and Europe. (more...)

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